Dan Charles http://wuwm.com en Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds' http://wuwm.com/post/plant-breeders-release-first-open-source-seeds A group of scientists and food activists is launching a <a href="http://www.news.wisc.edu/22748">campaign</a> Thursday to change the rules that govern seeds. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Dan Charles 29336 at http://wuwm.com Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds' Can Fish Farms Thrive In The USA? http://wuwm.com/post/future-clean-green-fish-farming-could-be-indoor-factories Why hasn't fish farming taken off in the United States?<p>It's certainly not for lack of demand for the fish. Slowly but surely, seafood that's grown in aquaculture is taking over the seafood section at your supermarket, and the vast majority is imported. The shrimp and tilapia typically come from warm-water ponds in southeast Asia and Latin America. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:14:00 +0000 Dan Charles 28644 at http://wuwm.com Can Fish Farms Thrive In The USA? Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead http://wuwm.com/post/farmers-need-get-climate-smart-prep-whats-ahead The planet's top experts on global warming released their latest <a href="http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/report/final-drafts/">predictions</a> this week for how rising temperatures will change our lives, and in particular, what they mean for the <a href="http://ipcc-wg2.gov/AR5/images/uploads/WGIIAR5-Chap7_FGDall.pdf">production of food</a>.<p>The report, sadly, is massive and excruciatingly hard to digest. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:14:00 +0000 Dan Charles 28358 at http://wuwm.com Farmers Need To Get 'Climate Smart' To Prep For What's Ahead Food Giants Want 'Sustainable' Beef. But What Does That Mean? http://wuwm.com/post/food-giants-want-sustainable-beef-what-does-mean McDonald's made a big green splash a few months ago by <a href="http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/sustainability/signature_programs/beef-sustainability.html">announcing</a> that it will start buying "verified sustainable" beef in 2016.<p>A chorus of voices responded, "What's 'verified sustainable' beef?"<p>McDonald's, it turns out, is part of a group that's trying to come up with an answer. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Dan Charles 27663 at http://wuwm.com Food Giants Want 'Sustainable' Beef. But What Does That Mean? Top 5 Ways Asparagus, A Rite Of Spring, Can Still Surprise http://wuwm.com/post/top-5-ways-asparagus-rite-spring-can-still-surprise As the snow melts, even in Minnesota, and daylight lingers into evening, people who like to eat with the seasons know what's coming: asparagus.<br /> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 18:44:00 +0000 Dan Charles 26778 at http://wuwm.com Top 5 Ways Asparagus, A Rite Of Spring, Can Still Surprise